The electric hybrid car, Chevrolet Volt, from General Motors has been unveiled, and it promises speed and safety while being environment friendly.
According to John Cafaro, designer of the Volt, they tuned the exterior surface of the vehicle just like how they tuned a guitar perfectly. “The biggest difference from Gen One to Gen Two is that the car just got a lot more attitude. The car is still eco, but it’s got a great stance to it,” he added.
According to Chevrolet’s website, some of Volt’s interior features in terms of connectivity include 4G LTE WiFi which can connect up to seven devices. It also has an 8-inch diagonal center display that can be pinched and zoomed depending on what is being viewed. A diagonal color panel measuring eight inches is another feature to help drivers personalize their driving experience.
As for the electric capabilities, Chevrolet promises up to 53 pure electric miles and 1,000 miles between fill-ups when charging is done regularly. Unlike the previous model, the second generation Volt’s new battery has a capacity of 18.4 kWh even though it weighs almost 21 lbs. less.
A new steering wheel-mounted paddle called Regen On Demand is added which will allow the driver to recharge the vehicle’s battery while slowing down. This becomes very important and useful when coasting or braking.
Inside the hood, the Chevrolet Volt is powered by a 1.5L SIDI engine that has lower RPM without sacrificing performance. The Chevrolet website states that the new engine “is able to achieve more power and torque at the same RPM, resulting in a GM-estimated 41 MPG combined city and highway and a total range of up to 420 miles.”
As for safety features, the electric vehicle is equipped with ten air bags that have 360-degree sensors. These sensors adjust the inflation of the air bags depending on how severe the crash is. A Lane Keep Assist feature is also installed to warn drivers if they are straying from their lanes. In addition, the OnStar Advisors of Chevrolet can use GPS to locate and send help to a Volt when it gets into an accident.
According to Standard Daily, the Chevrolet Volt 2016 will roll out this December and will be priced at $33,995.